Oxford Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in Europe. Our size and reputation ensure that we work on the most exciting and varied range of projects and can offer real opportunities for long term employment and career development.
An opportunity has arisen in our busy Geomatics department at OA South. We are looking for people who can demonstrate extensive experience of geomatics, both office-based and in the field, who are able to diligently capture, process and analyse spatial data. You must have experience of a wide range of project types as well as use of GNSS systems, total station, photogrammetric survey methods, and CAD and GIS software for data processing and analysis. You will have a good understanding, and significant experience of, professional archaeological fieldwork within the UK or Irish commercial environment as well as of the Health and Safety legislation relevant to it. You will need to be a confident and energetic problem solver with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and with a commitment to engaging the wider community in aspects of our work.
This is a great opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, further your career and be part of a dynamic and passionate team.
Project Officer Position requirements:
Supervisor Position requirements:
- An in-depth knowledge of GIS, spatial analysis and at least one spatial software suite, including ArcGIS, is essential.
- Experience of taking responsibility for large or complex pieces of work, such as organising survey teams and control of spatial data workflows for multiple or large sites as well as creating suitable spatial methodologies in conjunction with project managers.
- A thorough understanding of the needs and priorities of commercial clients and an awareness of budgets and cost analysis.
- A rigorous knowledge of geomatics including techniques for metric site, earthwork and building survey, different techniques for handling and visualising spatial data, uses and limitations of different data types, data suppliers and digital copyright.
- Experience using survey grade GNSS, total stations and photogrammetry for large scale archaeological survey, the skills to process data in ArcGIS, AutoCAD, QGIS, AgiSoft and databases including PostgreSQL, knowledge of Leica hardware and software.
- Candidates will take a lead role in performance monitoring and training of staff as well as providing remote technical assistance and troubleshooting.
- Candidates may be asked to contribute to and author unpublished (grey literature) site reports and may act as a main author for academic publications.
- A full clean driving licence is essential, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
- A CAA approved UAV pilot licence is also desirable for this post, as is experience of SfM photogrammetry and LiDAR using UAVs.
- A higher degree in archaeology, geomatics or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of CIfA at an appropriate level.
In return, we offer an exciting range of employee benefits.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of geomatics including techniques for metric survey are essential.
- A good awareness of the role of geospatial data in archaeology, current trends and developments in geospatial fieldwork as well as the ability to implement and supervise best practice spatial methodologies and process spatial information for presentation in reports.
- Provide guidance and remote technical assistance for survey and geomatics tasks on archaeological sites and also assist with performance monitoring and training for these where appropriate for Field Archaeologists and Graduate Trainees.
- Competent with GIS, database and other spatial software and equipment, particularly AutoCAD, ArcGIS, QGIS, Leica Infinity, Leica TST and GNSS equipment as well as general writing and IT skills relevant to Geomatics.
- Knowledge of metric earthwork and building survey techniques and the application of photogrammetry for archaeological use and related software.
- This post involves driving to sites throughout the country and as such a full clean driving licence and willingness to drive for work is essential, as is a current CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card.
- A degree in archaeology, geomatics or related discipline will be highly advantageous, as will membership of CIfA at an appropriate level.
- Competitive salary range £21,809 to £29,331 (appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated ability, previous experience and CIfA membership if appropriate).
- Up to 35 days holiday (including statutory holidays and concessionary days at Christmas).
- Company pension scheme.
- Training including placements, and opportunities for career progression.
- 100% of CIfA subscription fees, up to ACIfA level (those at MCIfA level will receive the equivalent of ACIfA level).
- Free transport from regional offices to sites.
- High quality personal protective equipment (inc. Gore-tex waterproofs, fleeces etc).
- Subsistence payment (£15 per night) and free accommodation (B and B / self-catering) provided for away-based projects. No sharing – single rooms only.
- Overtime will be paid for additional hours worked including travelling time where you are the ‘responsible person’ or driver.
- Cycle to work scheme.
If you would like to be part of a respected and established organisation, please apply by completing an application form, available from:
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Please enclose a CV and covering letter with your application.
Closing Date: Sunday 5th January 2020
Oxford Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality (other than where work permits may be required), or ethnicity. You must meet the requirements to live and work in the UK by UK Visas and Immigration.
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